WORCS Racing rolls into Mesquite, NV
Championships to be decided
MCR's Beau Baron has a gapping 21 point lead over the two time defending WORCS ATV Pro Champion- Josh Frederick. Baron who showed consistency last year earning him the #3 plate for this year, has made a huge impact on the ATV West Coast Pro ranks, showing he has the ATV skills to take home the GOLD hardware aboard his MRC/Motowork's/Maxxis backed Honda 450. Frederick who had a mid-season injury in the ITP series will definitely be looking at working on Baron to push him as he gives chase to his 3rd title in a row.
What does all this mean? If Frederick was to win, Baron needs a 11th place or better. If Baron happens to finish 12th and Frederick wins, it could get interesting as you then go to ties and believe it or not, Frederick and Baron are tied for 1st & 2nd place finishes. If that happens, the Championship would go to the best finish at Mesquite, interesting. Then to top it all off, Frederick's teammate Jeremie Warnia is one point behind Frederick, which he could throw a monkey wrench into this whole situation.
Other Pro ATV racers slated to show are the newly-added Motoworks team members Chad Weinen & John Natalie. Also rumored is Dillon Zimmerman is turning Pro as he has already secured the Pro-Am Championship at the last race in Glen Helen. Washington's race winner, Chris Borich is scheduled to return as we know he has the skills to win a 2-hr WORCS race. What not many people know, Borich has a history of MX which the Mesquite track suites with the terrain it offers. GNCC racer, Yamaha's Joey Gallagher and ATVRiders.com's Jarrod McClure are making their way out west for the finale as well. The final should shape up to be the best of the year for sure.
Shock Doctor's/KTM Mike Brown rolls into Mesquite with a 13 point cushion over Monster Energy's/Factory Kawasaki's Ricky Dietrich. Mathematically here if Dietrich wins, Brown has to finish 5th or better. Dietrich who has the most wins with 5 would secure the tie breaker if that was the case. Brown's worst finish was a 5th at Rounds 1 & 4, so you have to think Brown knows what he has to do. Championships are no stranger to this guy as he has a previous World GP 125 MX plate & an AMA 125cc Outdoor Championship as well. Mike Brown is Mr. consistency in the WORCS series this year as results have shown.
Dietrich on the other hand, had problems at Adelanto (Rnd #2) & last race at Glen Helen. Dietrich knows the pressure as he finds himself in this situation for the 3rd time in the last 4 years. Dietrich won the 2006 WORCS Championship at this very track, while he and current Champion Bobby Bonds had an epic battle last year at Taft to decide the 2008 Championship. Other notables for this race are Justin Soule as he looks to secure his first #3 plate of his career and JCR Honda's Timmy Wiegand and he currently sits in 4th, just 4 points behind. Bobby Bonds has had a year he would like to forget, but still has an outside shot at also retaining the top 3 spot as he sits 13 points behind Soule & just 9 back from Weigand.